Today is the 95th birthday of Tragedy King of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar. Ace film-maker Satyajit Ray has been described Dilip Kumar as the ‘ultimate method actor’.
The veteran actor’s career spanned six decades in which he has done over 100 films, most of which are now timeless classics.
Some of his films include gems like Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Devdas(1955), Naya Daur (1957), Gunga Jamuna(1961), Madhumati (1958) among others.
Dilip Kumar was born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan in Pakistan. Before entering the film industry, the actor used to sell fruits in Pune. He is Bollywood’s first superstar who hails from Pakistan. He was spotted by Devika Rani who gave him his screen name Dilip Kumar. He made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Jwar Bhata’.